The Proposed Network
Our organisation takes a Wiltshire-wide view as well as developing and supporting the TransWilts Rail Line. The north-south TransWilts line is the coordinating link joining Wiltshire’s train routes and communities. Expansion of the through service from Swindon beyond Westbury to Salisbury and to Southampton Airport is a priority for us. The route was trialled to Salisbury by GWR as a "Designation Train" on 2nd March 2017 with the Rail Minister Paul Maynard on board.
The opening of Wilton Parkway will provide a P&R service to Salisbury, connections to London Waterloo and Southampton Airport. Also serving Stonehenge's international and national visitor growth. The station is included as a new station in the new SW franchise awarded to First Group and MTR. Wilton Parkway station would be just 7 miles from the Stonehenge visitor centre. See the station page for the proposals and illustrations.
Corsham serving the growing digital economy in the town. See the Corsham Station page for 2015 survey results, 98% of 715 replies would use the proposed station. A regional service is needed to serve the station. This service is likely to come as an extension to the East-West Rail from Oxford to Bristol, we are campaigning for this to be included in NR CP6. The service would also serve Royal Wootton Bassett Parkway adjacent to Swindon M4 Junction 16. An extension of the Bristol Metro system to Swindon would also serve Corsham and Royal Wootton Bassett. At Chippenham a platform 0, by reopening the unused heritage platform, would provide a local platform and a main line passing loop at Chippenham.